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Prowl 3 (Nothing Else Matters But Survival Book 3) by Stephanie Nicole Norris

Book Description...

"In the finale of Prowl, Brooklyn, Drew, Symone, and Leah look to ensure their international heist pays off. But fencing the infamous pink diamond draws more heat than the girls anticipate and the troubles they thought were left behind in America, finds them in Africa. The homestead and Patterson Pharmaceutical remain at risk and tension between the girls becomes immense. Can these four women band together and balance their mounding issues before the FBI closes in, or will they lose everything?

Title:  Prowl 3
Author:  Deidra D.S. Green & Stephanie Nicole Norris
Publishers: D.D.S.G & S. N. N.
Series:  Nothing Else Matters But Survival Book 3
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Prowl" by Stephanie Nicole Norris & Deidra S. S. Green

My Thoughts......

I enjoyed this whole series of 'Nothing Else Matters But Survival 1-2-and this finale.  These authors were able to give the reader quite a read of these sisters and friends...Brooklyn, D…

Soul & Diana 4: The Finale by Jade Jones

Book Description...

"Soul and Diana are back for the biggest fight of their lives! Their love is put to the ultimate test when Soul steps out on their union and has an illegitimate baby. To make matters even worse, he enlists Diana's best friend, Cameron to raise the child. Who can you trust, if you can't even put faith in the man you shared vows with? Soul is pretty much left to pick up the pieces of his failed marriage. But it's hard to when you have enemies gunning for you left and right. Will this couple be able to persevere despite all of their obstacles? Join Soul and Diana on their last journey, and be prepared because this will be an emotional and rocky ride!"

Title: Soul & Diana 4
Author: Jade Jones
Publisher: J. J.
Series: #4
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Soul & Diana 4" by Jade Jones

My Thoughts.....

Wow what a good ending to this series! It was so good to see everything come together and out so well for many of these characte…

Love At Rincon Point by J. Haney & S.I. Hayes

Book Description...

"Successful, driven and divorced mom Addilyn Tate writes romance novels. She has only eleven weeks to deliver the next one to her publisher and scout for her first film. So, this year’s annual beach vacation with her three kids Bexley, Ryker, and Laken will be a working vacation for Addilyn. 

Upon arrival, the family soon meets their new next-door neighbor and landlord, buoyant, reckless surfer Declan Torrance, with whom they will be sharing walls and a patio for the next two months. Declan cranks up his music at night, sleeps late, and allows his furry friends to run around at will.

As Addilyn bangs away at her novel with little success, Declan’s volleyball matches and irregular hours keep her from much progress. But when Declan finds himself bonding with Bexley, Ryker, and Laken; Addilyn begins to see a different side of this man child. Soon the two begin to see each other in a whole new – and attractive light. "

Title:  Love At Rincon Point Authors:  J H…

That Church Life 2 By: Teresa B. Howell

Book Description.....

"Childhood friends Missy Jones, Michelle Hanks and Natalia Freemon are about to find their friendship tested like never before…
Missy has experienced the unthinkable. While she tries to be strong in front of her congregation, behind closed doors, she is suffering, and family secrets are haunting her.
Michelle can no longer hide from her bad decisions. Her secrets and personal agenda just might tarnish her life-long friendships for good and cost her everything.
Natalia is starting to see things in a different light—or is she? After years of being single, she feels her youth slipping away, and she’s reached a turning point. Will the friends’ spiritual warfare continue, or will they learn that just because you’re in the church, that doesn’t mean the church is in you?"

Title:  That Church Life 2 Author:  Teresa B. Howell Publisher:  T. B. H. Series:  #2 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"That Church Life 2" by Teresa B. Howell
My Thoughts...

The …

That Church Life By: Teresa Howell

Book Description....

"The Church Gal Crew is leading the way to Salvation at Mt. Zion Holiness Church. Feisty Natalia Freemon is the “head” of the crew. Rebellious and outspoken, she has no problems challenging the church status quo. Years later however, her loss of faith will tragically impact her life. 
    Michelle Hanks, a country girl from a hardworking farm family is the peacemaker and “soul” of the crew. Although struggling with self-confidence she is wise beyond her years and can’t wait to escape the farm life and find success; even if it costs her soul.
    Missy Jones, the “heart” of the crew, has the face of an angel and a voice sent from heaven. A pastor’s daughter raised in the church, Missy loves the ministry and her place in it.  But the flesh is tempting, especially when it comes in the form of sexy church musician and Mt. Zion playboy Tommy.  
    In spite of her dedication to the word, Missy falls hard for Tommy, and then falls out of favor with the church. Trappe…

Michael and Chloe: A Chloe Daniels Surprise (Chloe Daniels Mysteries Book 10) by Deidra D. S. Green

Book Description....

"There was a chemistry between Dr. Chloe Daniels and Detective Michael Phillips. Throughout the course of their work together, that chemistry as blossomed into something more, but it remained undefined, uncategorized. Until Detective Phillips was shot and almost lost his life. After that, Michael could no longer abide just being fond of Chloe. He expressed his deepest feelings for her, and his desire to always protect her. Chloe had feelings of her own toward Detective Phillips, but it wasn’t until she almost lost him that those feelings came into focus. There was love there, mutual respect and a powerful attraction. Could there be something more? Find out in Michael and Chloe: A Chloe Daniels Surprise! (This is a stand alone and can be read at any time)."

Title:  Michael and Chloe
Author:  Deidra D.S. Green
Publisher: Rathsi Publishing Presents
Series:  A Chloe Daniels Surprise (Chloe Daniels Mysteries Book 10)
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

Hidden: Justine's Story (Chloe Daniels Mystery Series) by Deidra D. S. Green

Book Description....

"Justine is where it all started...

Prequel to the Chloe Daniels Mystery Series

When Merrill Starks set his sights on Justine, his depraved actions set off a sequence of events that would lead to one little girl finding her purpose in life. Dr. Chloe Daniels, renowned forensic psychologist, aided in the identification and capture of some of the most notorious mass murderers the United States had ever known. But Chloe didn’t embark on her career by happenstance. Merrill Starks was her inspiration… "


Title:  Hidden:  Justine's Story Author:  Deidra D. S. Green Publisher:  Rathsi Publishing Presents  Series:  Prequel to the Chloe Daniels Mystery Series       Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:
"Hidden:  Justine's Store" by Deidra D. S. Green
My Thoughts....

This was rather a sad, heartbreaking and emotional story but it was definitely one that was needed to be told to fully understanding what had h…

I Don't Want You Back by Chenell Parker

Book Description...

"Life was great for Landon Reynolds. Although his mother had abandoned him and his sister as kids to be raised by their grandmother, he was determined to have the family that she never provided. He married and started a family with his high school sweetheart and they were happy, or so he thought. Landon’s wife, Malia, loved her husband and kids, but she loved herself more. She’d been a wife and mother for most of her young life and she began to feel like something was missing. After deciding to leave her two sons in the care of their father, Malia set out to find her own happiness.
Faryn had a childhood that most girls her age couldn’t endure. Her drug addicted mother left her and her siblings to fend for themselves and that’s exactly what they did. Faryn wasn’t proud of some of the things she had to do, but it was necessary in order to survive. After putting herself through college, she settled into a comfortable, yet predictable routine.
When a chance encount…

Snowflakes & Snuggles: Six Heartwarming Christmas Romances featuring....Cinnamon Kisses By: Cecelia Dowdy

Six brand-new, heartwarming novels and novellas.

It’s Christmastime in Moose Creek, Maine, and Rev. Samantha Evans and forest ranger Eric Palmer are finally getting hitched. When circumstances turn against them in the shape of a meddlesome sister, an ill family member, an old flame, and a contrary moose, will they discover that marriage is Almoosed Heaven?


Trauma surgeon, Quinn Southgate, is about to marry his soul mate when his pager goes off. His bride, Liz Hastings, gives him an ultimatum—answer that bleep and the wedding is off. Whatever choice Quinn makes, the consequences will last a lifetime.


When the wedding of mutual friends draws a reluctant Delaney Chambers home to King's Gap, Tennessee, rancher Austen Brantley believes their reunion is a Christmas miracle. Tragic childhood memories make Delaney eager for a quick return to her city life. But Austen has other plans…to chase …

Burnt Orange by Meiah Shaun

Book Description....

"A coming-of-age story of Erin and Erika, Texas twins in an abusive home in a town segregated by white and black color lines, who are wounded by the revealing of a shocking family secret and long to escape their circumstances and erase what they have been labeled. Follow their journey in this compelling novel filled with inspiration and triumph."

Title:  Burnt Orange
Author:  Meiah Shaun
Publisher:  Redemption Press   
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Burnt Orange" by Meiah Shaun

My Thoughts.....

I found "Burnt Orange" quite a interesting incredible read that focus on twin girls [fraternal]...Erika and Erin living in Orange, Texas in the 1990's.  This coming of age read takes the reader into a emotional read as these twins suffered a type of abuse like no other coming mainly coming from their father.  The author takes the story from early childhood, teenagers and on through young womanhood.

It was interesting see their girls…

The Fist That Bound Me: A Stand Alone Novel by Trinity DeKane

Book Description....

"Jade is caught up in an abusive relationship with a man whom she revealed her life's hardest memories; entrusting him with her heart, he turns out to be the very thing she has been trying to escape. When Greg's abuse damn near kills Jade her sisters Corrina and Telissa step in and remove her from the home.

As Jade deals with her hurtful past and her current abusive relationship she is introduced to a new way of life and new friends. She seems to adjust well to her new environment, but when the past starts to reel its ugly head Jade fights to stand her ground.

Will she follow her heart and move forward or will she be snatched back into the depths of hell!"

Title:  The Fist That Bound Me Author:  Trinity DeKane Publisher:  Tiece Mickens Presents, LLC    Rating:  Five Review:
"The Fist That Bound Me" by Trinity Dekane
My Thoughts...
What a well written story with so much sadness and emotional pain that dealt with such domestic abusive  violence th…

Colors of Christmas Two Contemporary Stories Celebrate the Hope of Christmas by Olivia Newport

Book Description...

"Celebrate the joyful hope of the Christmas season as characters find healing in the midst of heartbreak.
New from Olivia Newport!

Christmas in Blue
In the wake of a personal loss deeper than anyone realizes, Angela plans to bypass as much of the season as possible and get through her duties as the church organist by going on autopilot. Instead, she finds herself in charge of the town’s celebration. After a mysterious young man arrives, townspeople suspect he is the reason that one set of plans after another disintegrate until little is left of their traditions. Yet Angela warms to Gabe because she suspects they share a secret—his real reason for coming to town. Even when all they have to work with is a garish supply of blue Christmas decorations, Gabe helps Angela discover the hidden beauty of hope.

Christmas in Gold
After eighty years, change is nothing new for Astrid. By the time she was twenty, she survived the destructive Nazi regime, caring for her family …

Lonestar's Lady By: Deborah Camp

Book Description....

"Lonestar. His name fit him perfectly. It fed every fantasy that Gussie Horton had conjured about Indians and forbidden love. His neighbors whispered that he was a murdering half-breed, which was true. But Gussie believed in second chances, and more importantly, her heart told her to believe in Max Lonestar. Was she a fool to hitch her wagon to his star? Would he be her one true love or her final downfall?"

Title:  Lonestar's Lady
Author:  Deborah Camp
Publisher:  D. C.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

"Lonestar's Lady" by Deborah Camp

My Thoughts...

This was quite a endearing story that will help your interest turning the pages to see what was going on with Gussie Horton who had found herself in a horrible situation.  No what was that? Well, it seems like a [Bob Babbitt] was not been there to receive her in Ft Smith and now she has make her way to Pear Orchard, Arkansas to learn he [Babbitt] was was in the Van Buren jail fo…

Undone by Deceit by Falon Gold

Book Description...

"Split decisions and daring anyone to challenge the path he took made Chance Middleton a successful architect. The reason for one of his decisions made when he was just a boy was a mystery that Mahogany Jefferson could never solve. However, he had no way of knowing that his fierce determination would become a fatal flaw, turn his closely guarded secret into a breeding ground for deceit, and push Mahogany’s love for him to a breaking point. 

Chance wasn’t surprised when it snapped completely or when she packed her bags. He let her go, well aware that she can be counted on for two things: doing what she thought was right and bouncing back when things went sideways. Her troubled past and heartbreaking present unbeknownst to him demanded she be tough, but a recent tragedy just may break her. Her belongings weren’t all she took with her when she left.

Thinking she was doing the right thing for everyone, now she had a secret of her own and it was always only a matter…

Charm School Night Play: Lesson 3 by Lynn Carmer

Book Description....

"She wants a sizzling fling…

Athena Calvo is as tough as nails.
She’s also newly divorced and emotionally vulnerable. To get herself back out on the dating scene, she volunteers to teach the next charm school class: Sensation Play. She immerses herself in blindfolds, silk scarves, wax play, and more! She knows Tommy Lagos wants to help her with hands-on research, but she’s looking for a short term commitment. There’s just one problem.

He wants forever…

Tommy Lagos never takes life too seriously.
He is a beast in the ring and between the sheets. His shredded muscles and wicked charm have taken him far, but behind his cocky grin lives ambition, fire, and a drive to fight for everything that matters—especially Athena. He knows he can seduce her into giving him more than a few days.

He will own her body, one blindfold at a time, but will he be able to seduce her into risking her guarded heart?"

Title:  Charm School Night Play:  Lesson 3 Author:  Lynn Carmer Publis…